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Summer Internships

Greater Lovell Land Trust

Opening posted: 01/15/2024 | Expires: 03/01/2024

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Are you interested in protecting wild spaces for years to come? Do you want to work outside and get
hands-on experience in land conservation and management? Do you have an interest in learning about the natural world and bringing this knowledge to your community? Greater Lovell Land Trust is seeking to
fill two internships with candidates passionate about nature conservation for the 2024 summer season.
Each internship is an outdoor (field) and office-based position that primarily supports GLLT’s stewardship
and education programs respectively.

The GLLT Summer Internship is an excellent opportunity to network, work as part of a team, and gain valuable skills transferable to a wide variety of
environmental-based careers. More specifically, the donor-funded program provides successful candidates
with the opportunity to:

  • learn about land conservation, stewardship, and natural resource management.
  • gain experience in recreational management and environmental education.
  • receive training in species identification, field operations, trail maintenance, and GPS operation.
  • acquire highly transferable skills in teamwork, communication, and leadership.

Preference will be given to high school and college students who reside locally in order to advance the
program’s goal of developing local leaders who are conservation minded, but all interested candidates are
encouraged to apply.

Key Qualifications:
● Driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal transportation (Regular use of personal
vehicle required).
● Willingness to work with and teach people of all ages, ranging from young children to senior
adults.
● Experience/willingness to work with computers, word processing software, and audio/visual
equipment.
● Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs short distances over rough ground.
● Ability to walk off-trail over steep, uneven terrain for distances of up to 5 miles.
● Willingness to work in sometimes adverse conditions including heat, cold, rain, biting insects, and
difficult terrain.
● Experience/willingness to work with hand tools and power equipment.
● Willingness to lead volunteers in a professional manner, including school groups.
● Polite professionalism when speaking to the public on behalf of GLLT.
● A good attitude and a willingness to learn

Responsibilities of Stewardship Intern:
● Assist with building and maintaining trails and other recreational infrastructure
● Assist with completing annual monitoring visits and reports to all of GLLT’s conserved lands
● Assist with various other stewardship tasks, such as collecting GPS data, invasive plant control,
and drafting management documents.

Responsibilities of Education & Outreach Intern:
● Assist with planning and implementation of public educational programs for both adults and
children, which take place both indoors and outdoors.
● Assist with leading programs for the Lovell Recreation summer day camp.
● Regularly attend and support training sessions for GLLT’s volunteer naturalists.

*Please note that these positions are flexible and responsibilities may intermingle with each other.

Structure and Supervision: GLLT Summer Interns work directly with GLLT staff and volunteers.
Generally, Summer Interns are supervised and report to the Education and Community Engagement
Coordinator and the Stewardship and Education Associate. However, Summer Interns may also be
supervised by the Interim Executive Director, other seasonal staff, and trained volunteers. Summer Interns
most often work under immediate supervision, but will also frequently work independently as a pair, and
will occasionally work solo. While the work week typically consists of weekdays during the day, some
weekend and evening work is required when assisting with events, programs, and time-sensitive land
management activities.

  • This position runs for 10 weeks, from mid-June to Mid-August.
  • Hours are 8 hours per day, mainly Tuesday through Friday (32 hours per week), with some
    evening and weekend work.
  • Compensation is $16.00 per hour with one paid holiday (July 4), worker’s compensation coverage,
    and mileage reimbursement at the standard Federal rate.

Please share with us if you have any similar skills or experiences to those listed below:

  • Strong interest in an environmental career path.
  • Plant identification skills, or familiarity with natural community typing.
  • Experience working with school-age children
  • Experience with Google Suite.
  • Experience with audio/visual equipment.
  • Knowledge or experience of trail-building or trail maintenance techniques.
  • First aid certification(s) or safety trainings.
  • Experience working outdoors, particularly on trails or in backcountry areas.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two references to
Lizzy Echard at by no later than March 1, 2024. In your cover letter, please state
which internship you are interested in (Education & Outreach or Stewardship).

https://www.gllt.org/